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March 18, 20222 min read

Last-Gen Endpoint Management Tools Can't Keep Up: Here's 3 Reasons Why

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Enterprise IT teams cannot effectively secure the number of endpoints required by today's corporations with management systems that demand the perfect conditions in which to work.

When endpoints can only be managed in these "Goldilocks" conditions, compliance levels plummet and enterprises are destined to suffer the consequences of an unsecure network. Unlike Adaptiva, a majority of endpoint management software systems, force software, configurations and patches to be delivered from a centralized system that relies on slow and inefficient content transfer methods. Legacy software is designed to wait for the perfect conditions (corporate network connection, low network traffic, secure access) before making essential updates. This type of system results in low levels of compliance, rogue devices and low adoption of essential security patches.

With the threat of malicious attacks increasing every year, and a mobile workforce that often hops between public, private and corporate networks, your endpoint management system should not have to wait for a “Goldilocks” moment to complete an update or verify compliance. And, with today’s mobile workforce, endpoint management systems must be agile enough to succeed when devices change locations and networks unexpectedly, and for long periods of time. Legacy endpoint management systems are not designed to be able to deliver content over poor quality networks or during peak hours of usage, which is precisely when your endpoints are at the highest risk.

It is impossible for legacy endpoint management systems to keep up with the needs of a modern, mobile world, because they weren’t built for it. Legacy systems cause endpoint management to be unpredictable, unreliable and overly taxing for your IT and SecOps teams. Here are three reasons why:

  1. They fail to keep pace with a workforce that moves across networks, therefore, when employees spend time on unreliable networks and public internet, their devices are not being monitored and updated.
  2. They leave endpoints at risk during peak working hours because running updates during these times would throttle the network.
  3. Their method of content distribution (TCP, BITS) is too heavy to succeed, especially over poor-quality networks.

There is a better way to manage endpoints that doesn’t rely on intrinsically fragile systems. It’s a solution that never goes down and maintains itself with little to no human intervention.

Companies who hang on to legacy systems in a mobile world will have to maneuver over more than just these three hurdles. In the paper 9 Ways Legacy Endpoint Management is Intrinsically Fragile, we take a deeper look at the three problems above and six other reasons legacy endpoint management is failing the modern enterprise organization:

  1. High cost of server infrastructure hardware and associated systems
  2. Centralization on servers reduces network resilience
  3. Network topology is unnecessarily critical for proper functioning
  4. Worsening of the complexity of enterprise software ecosystems
  5. Difficult to automate
  6. Knowledge is kept in silos

Download the White Paper: 9 Ways Legacy Endpoint Management is Intrinsically Fragile to better understand the threats facing companies that continue to use legacy endpoint management systems.

Spoiler alert: All of them are easily fixed with a P2P network solution.


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